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Solace is the UK's leading network for public sector professionals. Discover how joining Solace could benefit you.


We run a series of events and programmes ranging from our flagship Solace Summit, to development days, skills days, and much more.


If you need support in executive recruitment, interim management, or assessment, our team of experts will help you find the best solution.

Who are Solace?

Solace is the leading members' network for local government and public sector professionals throughout the UK. We offer a range of services including personal and organisational development, events, and both interim and executive recruitment through our profit for purpose subsidiary, Solace in Business. In addition to our services, we also have an active policy team, who along with our policy leads influence debate around the future of public services to ensure that policy and legislation are informed by the experience and expertise of our members.

Solace Blog

Environment Bill… What next?
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 05:07 PM

While the environment has been on local government’s radar for many years with, for example, air quality, waste reduction, and recycling rightfully occupying space on council agendas, the new urgency of the “climate emergency” has seen many authorities sign up to achieving net zero carbon status. Central Government’s attempt at combatting climate change has recently […]

Insights from delivering Financial Foresight
Tue, 05 Nov 2019 03:22 PM

At the Solace Summit in Birmingham last month we discussed our learning from working with councils deploying our Financial Foresight approach. This blog summarises the key points of the discussion. What is Financial Foresight? Building on Grant Thornton and CIPFA’s successful partnership on the CFO Insights platform, now licensed to over 100 councils, Financial Foresight […]

MJ Article: The Importance of Political Skills, Gemma Stevenson-Coupe
Thu, 24 Oct 2019 05:02 PM

When recruiting executive-level roles for local authorities, it’s always been a challenge to know whether candidates from the private sector transcend well into the public sector, particularly within the political environment of a local authority. It’s been a topic of conversation which has arisen time and time again over recent years… Click here to read […]

News & Press

Solace Budget 2020 Submission
Fri, 07 Feb 2020 01:17
Public Sector Transformation Awards 2020
Fri, 10 Jan 2020 02:49
Zurich News Round Up
Fri, 10 Jan 2020 01:05
Governance Seminars with Bevan Brittan
Fri, 10 Jan 2020 12:54